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, tonight, and michelle obama, what is the big test for michelle obama? we know she's practiced, she's a practiced speaker, she's been on the national stage, unlike ann romney, who hit it out of the park with her first effort, really, using teleprompters and all the attention. what is the tactical political effect of michelle obama? >> i think michelle made her debut four years ago in what was an off the chart speech. i think she, because of her closeness obviously with the president and her viewpoint, she can really tell the story of his values, his upbringing, what he believes, and what he wants to do yet for this country. i think she is going to be a powerful and passionate advocate for the president tonight and will give a great speech. >> unlike mitt romney, who needed to have the biography filled in and ann romney was trying to explain just who is this man who has been described variously as robotic and not warm and cuddly to the outside world, at least, president obama has a very high popularity quotient but his big gap is on answering the republican bumper stickers, which is
's speakers, building on the momentum of last night. how can you top michelle obama? >> believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. yeah. we were so young, so in love, and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down. because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt. so in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity. he reminds me that we are playing a long game here. and that change is hard. and change is slow. and it never happens all at once. but eventually, we get there. we always do. we get there because of folks like my dad. folks like barack's grandmother. men and women who said to them
to what people are expecting from the first lady michelle obama's speech tonight. >> look, that is part of the reason for the excitement because first of all, have you these people and the configuration as you can see behind me, i'm above the podium which is a really great vantage point. as you can see, people are -- very, few people, very few delegations are actually on the floor. it is a bowl. they are up and around on the sides. that is, i think, making it sound a lot larger, louder, than it actually might be. it is very loud. they are very excited and they are not all here yet. there are a lot of empty seats. typically people are at dinner now but will be here in time for the keynote address. people are excited to hear castro the keynote speaker, but principally this is michelle obama's night. she is already throughout the campaign. they sent sought an e-mail a half hour ago asking people to text and send in $3 donations in advance of her speech. she told ryan seacrest today on his radio show she had not watched ann romney's speech and came here briefly to look at the stage and look
at the big speech from last night as well. first lady michelle obama getting the democrats fired up making the case for people to elect her husband to another four-year term. she ths that the issues facing the country are personal and she was personal in the speech last nig night, and michelle obama talked about how the president's decisions are focused on values and the family. take a listen. >> thank you. oh, my goodness. thank you so much. [ crowd chanting four more years ] >> with your help. with your help. let me start, because i want to start by thanking elaine. elaine, thank you. >>> i want to bring in the white house correspondent, brianna keilar and i must say that when you and i listened to the speech last night it is not something i that we had not heard before, but it did seem like she was very calm. she was very personalable, and very passionate about what she was saying. >> sure. it is nothing that we say, oh, that is new. we know the president's personal story and he came from the humble beginnings, but maybe a reminder to some of the voters that they are trying to hang on t
that address. and then all eyes on the first lady. michelle obama will deliver what's expected to be a strong defense of her husband. the first lady sexpected to be character witness describing the tough decisions the president has had to make. >> he failed peopilled people w this hundred running for president, make grandiose statements and promises which are just not true. >> meanwhile the president's other chief defender vice president joe biden is jumping right into the four years ago debate calling it a republican bumper sticker message. >> folks, let me make something clear. america is better off today than they left us when they left. you want to know whether we're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> a lot to get to and we dive right in and say good morning to our tuesday political power panel. correspondent for "time" magazine, democratic strategist and president of the bernard center for women. great to see all
. >> made in the usa. now the speaker's looking ahead to the next 24 hours. michelle obama is the star attraction. >> right, right. in the way that ann romney was the star attraction for her husband at the republican convention in tampa, first lady michelle obama will kick things off tomorrow, as everyone knows or says, the first lady is the president's biggest secret weapon. she's someone who connects with voters, and particularly, the folks who are here. i'm sure they are much looking forward to her being the first lady. >> whether she goes on letterman, leno, does "the view" or other shows, as well as serious interviews, michelle obama is, you know, much the secret weapon and the whole obama family. >> remember in the first campaign she was a little reluctant and a lot of criticism she got was harsh, but now she's all in, both feet in, and on her own accord. >> jonathan capehart, see you later. thank you, my friend. >>> that does it if they are edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow, bill burton and peter hart joining us. our colleague tamron hall has a look what's up next o
that question over the next several days. the president's wife, michelle obama, and of course bill clinton who the democratic party and the obama campaign in particular are turning towards big time now to try to be kind of a validator for what democrats can do with the economy because, remember, the economy was in great shape when he left office. >> that one little no will be tough to recover. dana bash live for us, thank you very much. >>> and here is a look at some of the key speakers who will take the podium at the convention tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will address the opening night of the gathering. on wednesday former president bill clinton will give the nominating address. and, of course, president obama delivers his acceptance speech. cnn coverage begins tomorrow at noon with wolf blitzer. submit your questions and get answers in real time live chat. logis on to cnn.com/roundtable to participate. >>> it's an election year which means the truth probably lies somewhere are in between the partisan talking points. let's talk some numbers. business correspondent christine romans joi
, by cooperation. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. now, folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk, all about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative, its alternative universe says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairmen the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it, where the relentless focus on the future with business and g
to marry michelle obama. are we where we want to be today? no. is the president's -- >> you got to explain it. >> following the bromance can president obama deliver tonight. exactly two months before election day. will the change to the smaller venue be a blessing in disguise and one of the tough challenges that president obama face in the night ahead. >> now the president can talk about the future, having cleared some of that under brush out of the way. we'll hear the president talk about where we need to go and the things we need to do. >> it was on night two we saw a powerhouse of women rolling recasting the choice ahead in this election. >> no governor romney, corporations are not people. people have parts. they have kids. they get jobs. they get sick. they drive. >> so, why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control? it's like we woke up on a bad episode of "mad men." >> your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs. a man who won't stand up to those slurs or to
over town. we just heard a variety of the democrats bad mouthing mitt romney. last night michele obama did not mention mitt romney's name. the first half of her speech could have been from a conservative because it is personal responsibility and the second half about her husband and why shoohe should have the key to camp david four more years. >> so many people had a hand in our success. from the teachers who inspired us and the janitors who kept our school clean. barack refused to lits lis to folks who told him to leave health reform another day and another president. he didn't care whether it was easy to do politically. that's not how he was raised and i hear the determination in his voice he tells me. you will not believe what folks are going through. it is not right. we have to work to fix this and we have so much more to do. >> brian: i think she was strong. she was poise and delivered a great message and the delivers the young family growing nup the white house and needs more time. i thought one thing everybody talked about the mayor of san antonio. julian castro and i think when
speech for michelle obama. big show for you this morning. we're going to be talking to chicago's mayor and former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel. robert gibbs, the former white house spokesman turned campaign adviser is with us. san antonio mayor julian castro and along with his twin brother, texas state rep joaquin castro and the actor john leguizamo is with us. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody, our team with us this morning, dana bash, senior congressional correspondent and danle malloy and ryan liz za, the washington correspondent for the new yorker. how are you holding up, ryan? yeah, both of us, holding up. our "starting point" this morning is hail to the mom in chief as we heard michelle obama say. first lady firing up the delegates on the first night of the democratic national convention, rousing speech that was political and also very personal. another headliner was the san antonio mayor julian castro, one of the party's rising stars. he's the first latino to ever deliver a democratic keynote address. you see him hugging his twin brother. they look
, michelle obama's speech was a good one. bill clinton will tee it up later this evening. the party is not dead but it is confused. it's hard to see how independent voters are going to be swayed by what's going on in charlotte. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. dick morris closely following the democratic convention. author of the big best seller "screwed." and he joins us now. so, first of all, that was embarrassing, right? >> yeah. i think he needs a hearing aid. >> bill: he was going to do it no matter what. it was close. >> what should have happened was somebody should have had the chutzpa to demand a "roll call." >> that would take forever. >> i know. i think that the democratic leadership and he is part of that says we have got to get out of this. the word is and some of our reporters have mentioned it to me that barack obama himself said you better get god and jerusalem back into that platted form. >> but there is something very serious by the media covering. this three changes they made to the platform. one is israel. jerusalem, which they put back in then this
. there is a quotation where he talks about michele obama doesn't like hillary clinton and referred tow her as a snake in the past. just remember they don't like each other. >> gretchen: we are hours away from the dnc. and there is a look at who will be center stage to make the case for the president. >> for a lot of people first lady michele obama will be the highlighted speaker but the mayor of san antonio will deliver the key note tonight. mrs. -- the first lady toured the stage and getting familiar with the hall. the audience mostly workers and many of whom are still arriving and many were delayed by the thunderstorms. president obama toured some of the damage boy louisiana. consoling the victims and thanking the first responders. he celebrated labor day and aiming to block mitt romney's road to the white house. >> it is working people like you who have to lay the cornerstones. things that people take for granted and were not always there. 40 hour workweek. weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security, and medicare. >> here in north carolina paul ryan is aiming to
messenger michelle obama checked out the arena this afternoon in advance of her speech tomorrow night. other key speakers include san antonio's mayor castro, massachusetts candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. all have their remarks aimed at key democratic constituencies. >> the obama campaign got another convention headache earlier this morning when the chairman of the california democratic party publicly compared paul ryan to nazi propagandaist joseph goebbels. the romney campaign took offense and called for a full repudiation of the remarks. the obama campaign did repudiate the remarks but did not call on mr. burton the chairman of the california party to resign. kate? >> chuck todd in north carolina tonight. >>> president obama spent this holiday on the campaign trail with a stop in a key swing state today before moving on to see flood damage in louisiana. kristen welker is traveling with the president and joins us from new orleans. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. we are in new orleans where president obama took a detour from the campaign t
it to the speaker last night, maybe not so big. not nearly as big as michelle obama. back to you. >> thank you. we're getting reaction in from the romney team at this hour saying president clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and president obama tonight talking about how president clinton worked with republicans and balanced the budget saying clinton's speech brought disappointment and failure of obama's time in office clearly into focus. getting early reaction. >> that is it for us. on the record starts right after the break and we'll see you tomorrow night. >> good night. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in mo
a little preview of what we're hearing from michelle obama, are we going to see the president at all tonight, a la mitt romney and ann romney last week? >> reporter: not exactly to see the president, chuck, but i am told he's going to watch the first lady's speech here at the white house, as you said, he's going to be campaigning all you day. he'll be back in time to watch her speech. so we know that is for certain, but as you mentioned, we're going to hear things from the first lady when she takes the podium this evening. she's really going to talk about her husband's values. she's going to talk a lot about why he understands the middle class. why he's the best candidate to defend the middle class and also going to defend his policies particularly as they relate to women. of course, that's a key constituency to president obama. she'll talk about the lilly ledbetter act, talk about health care, why the policies have been so beneficial to women and while she's not going to mention mitt romney by name, she is clearly going to try to draw a sharp contrast with mitt romney who, for examp
and there is first lady, michelle obama. at and on the stage of the democratic national convention in charlotte, preparing for the speech that she will deliver tomorrow. delegates have been gathering in large numbers already outside the actual convention hall, but there she is, being given directions as to where to speak and a microphone and obviously the telepromter stands as well. and her husband, the president, well, he was out in ohio where he wished a happy labor day to auto workers in toledo and everyone working hard each and other day as he pushed his role in securing the auto bailout that kept the assembly lines running. >> ohio, we're not about to take a knee and do nothing. we're not going to let detroit go bankrupt or lordstown or toledo. i stood with american workers, american -- i'll make that bet any day of the week and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> the toledo rally is part of the president's pregame tour gearing up for the democratic national convention starting tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. first lady, live there on the s
. >>> first lady michelle obama revealing the top ten reasons people should watch the democratic national convention. >> number 6. >> as healthy alternative, we're using low fat confetti. >> yeah. and number 4. >> there will be no kiss cam. >> oh, come on. why not? number 2. >> joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> gretchen: the first lady no strange tort david letterman show. that was her second appearance in just the last week. wow. those are your headlines. >> brian: to my immediate left is someone on the set, welcome back michelle malkin. >> thank you, and no kiss cam here. >> brian: i want to get your impression of bill clinton's 48 minute speech last night. any surprises? do you think it was effective in endorsing president obama? >> who is surprised? after years and years of covering him when he wasn't in the white house, is it any surprise that's undisciplined, self someonent? these are the adjectives that came out of the headlines there. and you wonder what does this serve other than bill clinton's ego? >> gretchen: i think does wonders for president obama. if y
this on television. let's liz listen. >> you had michelle obama and like lady gaga ask bill clinton like elvis and tonight justin bieber ask michael jackson and prince roll would up together. >> steve: they cancelled the big stadium but it was beautiful outside and not a cloud in the sky. not a rain cloud in the sky. >> gretchen: we'll do head lines for you. a true american hero killed trying to save a life. david nelson was visiting friend no, sir destroit when a car pulled up and start tod shoot a girl. nelson was killed . he earned a purple heart after being hit by enemy fire in iraq. >> steve: just like old times. except for hospital food. koch has been catching up with sphen year old peter balone. he is getting a stint put in koch set to go home later today. >> gretchen: there is a new food fight playing out in minnesota. stunes are outraged over the federal meal guide lines. and so on the chopping blook. cookies and old milk and rationing ketchup to one packet per stune. >> i plan on bringing a bag lunch. we are just play by ear. >> gretchen: the school blaming washington for the change.
of fell flat on the heels of michelle obama's speech but, of course, david axelrod and campaign aides have done the same thing saying they didn't think they were going to get much of a bounce out of the convention anyway. on the heels of these two conventions, we are nowhere different than where we were before the convention, very even going into the debates. we'll have a very level playing field on october 3rd. >> heather: president obama was given a heads-up as to what this jobs report would be prior to his speech which is normal. he knew it was coming. he is campaigning today in florida, a state with the highest elderly population and unemployment rate of 8.8%. there is four key battleground states where the unemployment elevated above the national average. we mentioned florida, in nevada, 12%, north carolina, where they had the dnc. 9.9%. michigan, 9%. 735 delegates up for grabs among those states. how does the obama campaign win them over with job reports like friday's? >> what they are doing is running a very specific state by state campaign. so when you talk about michigan, presiden
today. michelle obama is really the headliner speaker tonight. julian castro will be the keynote speaker tonight. let me ask you governor the key question that everyone seems to be talking about the last few days. are we better off than we were four years ago? >> i can only speak for north carolina and what's happened here. a little more than four years ago we were in charlotte watching wachovia collapse, a major financial institution in america. we saw tens of thousands of jobs lost because of the worst recession since the great depression. right now granted there are a lot of people in my state unemployed and i understand how hard it is for those families, but at the end of the day, after 29 months of consecutive job growth, we appear to be coming out and that puts us in a better place philosophically so we're on our way out and i think all of us in america have to remain optimistic and focused on job creation. connell: if things are getting better and if they are getting better in your state which the president won last time around and it's gone to be very close it looks -- and it's g
, the first lady, michelle obama, perhaps the president's secret weapon, making, what, 11 visits to north carolina since 2009? talk about mrs. obama's appeal there. >> well, she has stressed military families and helping them and, of course, north carolina has a very strong military presence with fort bragg and camp lejeune, the marine base. so military issues are very important. it's a way -- she's much more popular than her husband is here, and it's a way to portray herself and to portray, sell the obama administration in a very nonpartisan way because it has broad support, it goes across party lines, of course. arthel: and then, rob, you mentioned that 2008 election. of course, the obama/biden ticket getting 49.70% of the votes there, the mccain/palin ticket, 9.48. so close -- 39.48. so close. so i ask you, what is it about the politics of north carolina that makes it such an enigma? >> well, there's a couple things going on here. first of all, it's a upper-tier southern state, it's much more like virginia than a deep south state, so it's always been much more moderate. we've had 20 ye
that same fund raiser. president obama said beyonce is the best role model. and later on michelle that was the couch was the best place for obama to sleep . ♪ ♪ no i don't understand. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> steve: the post office can't balance the books. increase the number of sales pitches. armed officers dropping from chappers and taking terrorist in custody it was not real. it was a nypd drill. college students enrolled in the nypd cadet core were the hostages. only a drill. >> gretchen: thank you, brian. democrats are claiming that president obama is the best candidate for women voters? >> president obama has walked with america's women and helped women in this country fight for equal pay, for equal work. and he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. that's what my husband stands for. >> so they claim republicans are waging a war on women. whoo do women actually think? joining me co-author of the book. liberty, no war on women. sabrina schaffer. >> thanks for having me. >> gretchen: it seems they were trying to fi
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